Beryl-spangled Tanagers, Tangara nigroviridis

The Beryl-spangled Tanager, Tangara nigroviridis, is a brightly colored tanager that can be found in the Andean cloud forests.


It averages 3.5 – 11 inches (9-28 cm) in length and 0.3-1.4 oz (8.5-40 g) in weight.

)The beryl-spangled tanager is mostly black with iridescent green to blue-green scale-like speckles over much of its plumage.

The face mask, forehead, chin, back, wings, and tail are all black.


Its range includes Bolivia, Venezuela, Colombia, and Brazil, inhibiting tropical regions

Beryl-spangled Tanagers

Diet / Feeding:

Its diet includes fruit and nectar.


The nest is a mossy cup in a tree fork. The hen lays 2-5 eggs in early March, which she incubates for 13 to 15 days.

The chicks fledge after 14 to 20.

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